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Cablegate: Rwanda Special Self Help Program: Fy 2007 Status

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DE RUEHLGB #0364/01 1441031
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231031Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5324

UNCLAS KIGALI 000364

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/EPS AND AFR/DP/PAB
AID/W FOR AFR/OP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON AFIN EGOV RW
SUBJECT: RWANDA SPECIAL SELF HELP PROGRAM: FY 2007 STATUS
REPORT


1. (U) Summary: During FY 2007 Embassy Kigali selected twelve projects
for
the Ambassador's Self Help Program with total allocations of USD
75,000.
All of the projects are on-going and performing satisfactorily. End
summary.

2. (U) Project(s) summary and status as follows:

A. Project Number: SHF-7-696-01
Project Name: Pigs
Grantee: Association Apia Twizerane
Beneficiaries: 56
U.S. contribution: $7,909
Local contribution: $3,777
Date obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $3,406 to purchase
animal stock (pigs) and building materials to construct a pig sty.
Liquidation of the first installment has been completed satisfactorily
and
the grantee has submitted a request for a second installment of $4,458
to
complete the project.

B. Project Number: SHF-7-696-02
Project Name: Water Cistern Construction
Grantee: Itabaza
Beneficiaries: 23
U.S. contribution: $7,267
Local contribution: $5,105
Date obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $3,186 to purchase
cement and other building materials for the construction of water
cisterns. Post is now waiting for receipts to complete liquidation of
the
first advance.

C. Project Number: SHF-7-696-03
Project Name: Papyrus ceiling tiles
Grantee: AVAP
Beneficiaries: 60
U.S. contribution: $8,129
local contribution: $641
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $6,445 to purchase a
cutting machine. The first advance has been satisfactorily liquidated
and
Post is now waiting for the grantee to request the second grant
installment to complete the project.

D. Project Number: SHF-7-696-04
Project Name: Bakery
Grantee: Association Fabrique Pain
Beneficiaries: 50
U.S. contribution: $9,100
local contribution: $400
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $3,314 to purchase a
new
oven. The first advance has been satisfactorily liquidated and Post is
now waiting for the grantee to request the second installment to
complete
the project. Comment: An earthquake in February forced the grantee to
move location, caused some loss of life in the community and delayed
implementation of the project. The equipment purchased for the project
was not harmed and the project is now proceeding. End comment.

E. Project Number: SHF-7-696-05
Project Name: Soap manufacture
Grantee: Association Gira Isuku MTCR
Beneficiaries: 43
U.S. contribution: $5,815
local contribution: $645
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $2,926 to purchase
soap
making materials. $2,585 of this advance was satisfactorily liquidated
and Post is now waiting for the remaining $341 to be liquidated and for
the grantee to request the second installment of the grant to complete
the
project. Comment: An earthquake in February caused some damage to the
building used by the grantee, caused some loss of life in the community
and delayed implementation of the project. Materials purchased for the
project were not harmed and the grantee has since restarted operations.
End comment.

F. Project Number: SHF-7-696-06
Project Name: Basket making

Grantee: Cooperative Amaboko
Beneficiaries: 80
U.S. contribution: $1,890
local contribution: $1,833
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $951 to purchase
basket
making materials. The first advance has been satisfactorily liquidated
and Post is now waiting for the grantee to request a second grant
installment to complete the project.

G. Project Number: SHF-7-696-07
Project Name: Carpentry
Grantee: Amizero
Beneficiaries: 20
U.S. contribution: $4,545
local contribution: Labor and site
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the grant of $4,545 to purchase used
carpentry equipment. Post is waiting for receipts from the grantee for
final liquidation.

H. Project Number: SHF-7-696-08
Project Name: Soy farming
Grantee: Animateur Pastoraux Nyarurema
Beneficiaries: 20
U.S. contribution: $5,595
local contribution: $371
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $2,458 to purchase
land
for soy cultivation. This advance has been satisfactorily liquidated
and
Post is now waiting for the grantee to request the second installment
of
the grant to complete the project.

I. Project Number: SHF-7-696-09
Project Name: Welding workshop
Grantee: Assassouki
Beneficiaries: 20
U.S. contribution: $6,227
local contribution: $827
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $2,754 to purchase
welding materials. The first advance has been satisfactorily
liquidated
and the second advance of $3,471 is being used to purchase additional
welding equipment and materials. Post is waiting for receipts from the
grantee to liquidate the second advance.

J. Project Number: SHF-7-696-10
Project Name: Carpentry Workshop
Grantee: Assameki
Beneficiaries: 20
U.S. contribution: $6,292

local contribution: $549
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $3,311 to purchase
carpentry equipment and building supplies. The first advance has been
satisfactorily liquidated and the second advance of $2,992 is currently
being used to purchase additional carpentry equipment and materials.
Post
is waiting for receipts to liquidate the second advance.

K. Project Number: SHF-7-696-11
Project Name: Knitting
Grantee: TEKI Rwanda
Beneficiaries: 42
U.S. contribution: $5,900
local contribution: $2,690
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $3,130 to purchase
knitting equipment and yarn. The first advance has been satisfactorily
liquidated and the second advance of $2,483 has been disbursed to
purchase
additional materials. Post is waiting for receipts to liquidate the
second advance.

L. Project Number: SHF-7-696-12
Project Name: Honey production
Grantee: Groupements D'Apiculteurs de Kiziguru
Beneficiaries: 82
U.S. contribution: $6,331
local contribution: $1,662
Date Obligated: October 4, 2007
Status: The grantee used the first advance of $2,965 to purchase
supplies to build bee hives for honey production. The first advance has
been satisfactorily liquidated and Post is now waiting for the grantee

to
request the second installment of the grant to complete the project.
ARIETTI

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